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  • Tomb Owner
    Heti (G 5480)
  • Attested
    Khenut (in G 5480)
    Meresankh (in G 5480)
  • Excavator
    (Karl) Richard Lepsius, German, 1810–1884
    George Andrew Reisner, American, 1867–1942
  • Alternate Reisner No
    G 2340
  • Lepsius No
    LG 29
    Lepsius 29
    L.29
  • PorterMoss Date
    Late Dynasty 5 or Dynasty 6
  • Harpur Date
    Unis - Teti ?
  • Jacquet-Gordon Date
    End Dyn 5 - Begin Dyn 6
  • Site Type
    Stone-built mastaba
  • Shafts
    G 5480 A; G 5480 X

Finds 10

Excavation Diary Pages 17

Maps & Plans 7

Published Documents 8

Unpublished Documents 32

Full Bibliography

  • Jacquet-Gordon, Domaines funéraires, 302-3 (41G5-6), figs. 88-9.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 3. Die Mastabas der vorgeschrittenen V. Dynastie auf dem Westfriedhof. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1938, p. 34, fig. 1.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 7. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Erster Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 72, Abhandlung 3. Vienna & Leipzig: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1944, plan after pl. 40.

    Junker, Hermann. Gîza 8. Der Ostabschnitt des Westfriedhofs, Zweiter Teil. Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien Philosophisch-historische Klasse Denkschriften 73, Abhandlung 1. Vienna: Rudolph M. Rohrer, 1947, pp. 11-22, figs. 3, 4, pls. 3, 4, 6(a).

    Lehmann, Katja. Der Serdab in den Privatgräbern des Alten Reiches 1-3. Ph.D. Dissertation, Universität Heidelberg, 2000, Kat. G223.

    Lepsius, Denkmaeler Text 1, 59.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "A Dig Divided: The Giza Mastaba of Heti, G 5480 (Giza Archives Gleaning IV)." In Zahi Hawass, Peter Der Manuelian and Ramadan Hussein, eds. Perspectives on Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honor of Edward Brovarski. CASAE 40. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 2010, pp. 235–72.

    Manuelian, Peter Der. "Penmeru Revisited–Giza Mastaba G 2197 (Giza Archives Gleanings V)." Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 45 (2009), p. 34.

    Porter, Bertha, and Rosalind L.B. Moss. Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings 3: Memphis (Abû Rawâsh to Dahshûr). Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1931. 2nd edition. 3: Memphis, Part 1 (Abû Rawâsh to Abûsîr), revised and augmented by Jaromír Málek. Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1974, pp. 163-164, plan 28.

Photos 52

People 5

Ancient People

  • Heti (G 5480)

    • Type Tomb Owner
    • Remarks Owner of G 5480. Appears in chapel relief (west and north walls and chapel entrance door jamb, name not preserved in chapel); in situ in G 5480. Headless seated statue (Cairo TR 20.1.41.4) inscribed for Heti, identified as [rx nswt] royal acquaintance; incomplete standing pair statue (Cambridge E 42.1926) inscribed for Heti and his sister Khenut, and base of limestone standing statue (KHM Vienna ÄS 8543) inscribed for Heti, identified (on both) as [zAb jmy-r sS] judge, overseer of scribes; all found in G 5480 serdab. Limestone statue base (12-11-1 = MFA 13.3447) inscribed for Heti, identified as [zAb jmy-r sS] judge, overseer of scribes; found in upper debris of G 2360 A, originally from G 2340 = G 5480. Uninscribed scribal statue of Heti (Hildesheim 2407); head found in mastaba of Khenit, body found in serdab of G 5480.
  • Khenut (in G 5480)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Sister ([snt=f] his sister) of Heti (owner of G 5480). Incomplete standing pair statue (Cambridge E 42.1926) inscribed for Heti and Khenut; Khenut identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 5480 serdab.
  • Meresankh (in G 5480)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Mother ([mwt=s] her mother) of Khenut (sister of Heti, owner of G 5480). Name appears on incomplete standing pair statue (Cambridge E 42.1926) inscribed for Heti and Khenut; Meresankh identified as [rxt nswt] royal acquaintance; found in G 5480 serdab.

Modern People

  • (Karl) Richard Lepsius

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates German, 1810–1884
    • Remarks Egyptologist. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.
  • George Andrew Reisner

    • Type Excavator
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1867–1942
    • Remarks Egyptologist, archaeologist; Referred to as "the doctor" and "mudir" (Arabic for "director") in the excavation records. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.